Do, Do, DO!

by Courtney Sirotin on May 5, 2012

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I’m X-awe-stead. I’ve been moving nonstop all afternoon and am currently experiencing that weird leg tingle you get when you finally stop moving after having been on your feet doing doing doing for hours. For my own amusement I’m going to jot down what I accomplished between 4pm and 7pm this evening.

  • Cleaned up the lunch mess in the kitchen and dining room.
  • Dressed Dylan in his swimsuit and SPFed him up.
  • Sprayed Dylan with the hose and made water balloons outside.
  • Gave Dylan a bath.
  • Gave Dylan a snack.
  • Switched the laundry and put a load away.
  • Deep cleaned Dylan’s tub.
  • Deep cleaned the upstairs bathroom’s tub, toilet and sink.
  • Made Dylan dinner.
  • Gave Dylan dinner.
  • Picked up dinner.
  • Swept and mopped the kitchen and dining room floors.
  • Emptied all trash cans throughout the house and brought trash bags outside.
  • Washed my face.
  • Got Dylan dressed and ready for bed.
  • Put Dylan to sleep.

Phew! Sometimes I’m thankful for this blog because it gives me an excuse to sit down! Jay is still cleaning but I told him I just can’t anymore. We have people driving up from Florida to look at our house at 10am tomorrow so it has to look perfect before they get here!

And now for some pictures only Dylan’s grandparents will probably care about!

I brought Dylan to a local lake this week and he l-o-v-e-d- it.

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He really liked digging in the sand. I was grateful I had a Tupperware container in my bag for him to play with. He had a routine where first he’d scoop the sand:

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Fill the container:

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And then dump it out. He did this over and over again.

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Everything about our beach outing was great except I discovered that Dylan has no fear of water. He was fighting me to run into the deep water and was throwing himself all around. I had to stay vigilant to keep him from drowning danger. Also, he threw a massive fit when it was time to leave and I had to carry my beach bag, the float and a thrashing, wailing Dylan up a massively steep set of stairs and through a parking lot. Then I had to strip off his wet clothes and get a diaper on him while he struggled to escape back to the beach. It was a chaotic ten minutes!

The next day, in an effort to make our next beach visit more enjoyable (and less stressful), I went to Wal-Mart and got Dylan a life jacket and some sand toys. When we got home we opened the sand toys in the kitchen and Dylan got busy scooping a bowl of dry beans. He employed the same routine he used at the beach of scooping the beans, filling a container, and then dumping it out.

I just realized he was playing with a food container at the beach and sand toys in the kitchen. That’s a little backwards!

Closing out the water theme of this post are a couple pictures from this afternoon when we were playing with the hose outside. Here Dylan is all wet:

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And here he is with a water balloon:

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I just told Jay I would empty the dishwasher before going to bed and he asked if I would shine the sink too. Fun!

Have I ever mentioned how much I just love cleaning? Grrr…I sure hope our potential home buyers appreciate all this effort!

Off I go!

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

JASON SIROTIN May 5, 2012 at 2:55 am

Sorry I didnt shine the sink. Until I read your list I didn’t realize how much you did. Love you.

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COURTNEY May 5, 2012 at 12:58 pm

It wasn’t a big deal! I just like to complain. 😉

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DONNA CUSHING May 5, 2012 at 12:25 pm

I can’t wait to take Dylan to the Milton Beach! He looked like he was having so much fun at the beach and in the kitchen. Reminds me of his mom when she was a little girl . Must be a nice feeling getting your cleaning done. If only it could stay that way!. Well, if you led a boring life , it could. But who wants to do that?

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COURTNEY May 5, 2012 at 12:59 pm

It’s going to be so fun at the beach with the cousins this summer!

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